MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Statistics show prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. But, it is also highly preventable and about 99% curable if caught in time.
There are two main groups at higher risk for getting prostate cancer. Men who have a family history of prostate cancer are more at risk of getting it. And African American men are also at higher risk.
“African Americans are the most likely to get prostate cancer in the whole world,” said CEO of Regional Urology Dr. Jonathan Henderson. “And they’re more likely to get an aggressive prostate cancer than anybody else. And they’re more likely to die of prostate cancer than anybody else.”
Henderson said it is recommended that these two high-risk groups – those with family history of prostate cancer and African American men – begin screening at age 40. For all other men, screening should begin at age 50.
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